Slow-Roasted Pesto Salmon



Welcome to the world of delicious and easy-to-make recipes! Today, we bring you a mouthwatering dish that is guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds: Slow-Roasted Pesto Salmon. This recipe combines the rich flavors of pesto, the tenderness of salmon, and the brightness of roasted cherry tomatoes for a truly delightful culinary experience. Whether you’re looking to impress your dinner guests or simply want to indulge in a flavorful meal, this recipe is a winner.


Slow-Roasted Pesto Salmon

Slow-Roasted Pesto Salmon is a vibrant and flavorful dish that requires minimal effort. The store-bought pesto marinade coats the salmon, keeping it tender and juicy while infusing it with a burst of fresh flavors. The roasted cherry tomatoes add a summery brightness, complementing the savory notes of the salmon perfectly. This recipe is a keeper for both casual weeknight dinners and special occasions.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 2-3 lb. salmon
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 6.5-oz. container pesto
  • 2 c. cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Lemon wedges for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350° and line a large baking sheet with foil. Place the salmon in the middle of the baking sheet, skin side down, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Spread the pesto evenly over the top of the salmon, ensuring it is fully coated.
  • In a medium bowl, drizzle the cherry tomatoes with olive oil and season with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Toss to coat the tomatoes.
  • Spread the seasoned cherry tomatoes around the salmon on the baking sheet.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until the salmon is fork-tender and the internal temperature reaches 140°, approximately 40 minutes.
  • Serve the Slow-Roasted Pesto Salmon with lemon wedges for an extra burst of citrusy flavor.


Additional Notes: This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be served as a main course for dinner. It pairs well with a side of roasted vegetables or a fresh salad. For added variety, you can customize the pesto by adding your favorite herbs or incorporating different types of tomatoes. Enjoy this delicious dish and let us know how it turned out in the comments below.

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